Thorne Dreyer's guest is historian and author Philip Russell, who has discussed the state of affairs in Mexico -- first under Enrique Peña Nieto and now under Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) -- for the last six years on Rag Radio. Among topics discussed are the political scene in Mexico under AMLO -- inside his party and outside. Also, his environmental record, security, his popularity, the economy, his three pet megaprojects, energy policy, immigration, and Mexico's Air Force One. We'll see how much of that we can get to!
Austin resident Philip Russell has written six books on Latin America, including The Essential History of Mexico (Routledge, 2016), and is the editor of the Mexico Energy News. Philip, who also writes about Mexico for The Rag Blog, is making his ninth appearance on Rag Radio.
Above: Philip Russell on KOOP-FM in Austin, February 7, 2020. Photo by Roger Baker / Rag Radio.
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